Report: Windows 9 Development Is On Track To Get Released In Q2 2015

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Last month, a new rumor emerged online that revealed some information about the Microsoft’s future product roadmap. The information was believed to be from a Microsoft employee who worked on these projects. It revealed that the next major version of Windows called Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 will be released in preview during Q2-Q3 time frame in 2015. Windows 9 is likely to contain a revamped Metro interface. The new start menu and windowed Metro apps will also be included in this update.

Today, Neowin reported few information about Windows 9, Windows 8.1 update 2 and Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1.

  • Windows 8.2 or Windows 8.1 Update 2 – is getting close to release. Might get RTMd in July followed by general release in August/September.
  • Windows 9 – Development is on track with the expected release date in Q2-Q3 2015.
  • Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 is being dogfooded inside Microsoft and it is in later stage of internal testing. Release is expected later this year.

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Source: Neowin

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  • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

    I really hope that Windows 9 will become a free update for all Windows 8.X owners…

    • Silviu Bogusevschi

      It will not, definitely.

      • otacon1k

        It will be! Look at the Windows 8 market share. It’s only a small group of people. Microsoft will get a lot of money from people with Windows 7, Vista or XP.

        • Asgard

          Yeah free is the right thing to do in this case. MS doesnt loose much money and will make early adopters happy and send the message that buying into Windows ecosystem pays off in the long term.

          • whatup12

            Agree–free or nominal. While this may be wishful thinking on our collective parts, I think that this is the right thing to do. MSFT charged $25 for early adopters for win 8. even if they had millions of early adopters, we are talking about 25-50 million vs positive messaging, etc. The potential inadvertent message here is that msft is saying that they accept that win 8 sucked and are thus giving win 9 for free? hmm!

        • Silviu Bogusevschi

          Vista had an even lower share, and I don’t remember Vista users got 7 for free.

          • otacon1k

            Since Windows 7 launch passed 5 years. In 2009 even OS X update was paid. Everything is changing.

    • Jim Cherry

      It depends on which features it brings if it has windowed metro apps and new start menu then it will be an insult to pay full price as a lot of desktop users could benefit from those functions today. If it brings other things like cortana, or metro notification center then I could see them charging.